Welcome to day #17 of my daily learning journal. My goal is to watch one Ted Talk and one cataract surgery each day. In addition, I plan to read one journal article and read/listen to a book chapter, short story or significant work.

Here’s today’s list:

1. Ted Talk – Tracy Edwards – Stop being a bystander in your own life. “‘Life doesn’t go from A to B — it’s messy,’ says sailing legend Tracy Edwards. In this inspiring talk, she tells how she went from teenage misfit to skipper of the first all-female crew in the toughest race on the seas — and how she now helps young people around the world achieve their dreams, too.” (ted.com)

I was initially interested in this Ted Talk based on the title and feature as one of the “Newest Talks.” Inspirational talk with many life lessons. Excellent video footage & photos which are a nice substitute to a live audience in a pre-COVID Ted Talk world.

2. Cataract Surgery – Shannon Wong MD – Is Cataract Surgery Boring? Panoptix with an open posterior capsule. Posterior capsulorhexis.

Excellent narrative and discussion of the pursuit of perfection. Dr. Wong expertly handles a routine case which suddenly turns complicated. Enjoyed watching his technique, and especially his pearls on remaining calm when a routine case suddenly becomes challenging.

3A. Journal article – Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion in a Young Man. Wei-Shan Tsai, Fang-Ling Chang, Ming-Shan He. Ophthalmology, April 2020, p. 510. (Case report)

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Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion in a Young Man. Wei-Shan Tsai, Fang-Ling Chang, Ming-Shan He. Ophthalmology, April 2020, p. 510. (Case report)

3B. Effect of Gas Tamponade on the Intraocular Lens Position and Refractive Error after Phacovitrectomy: A Swept-Source Anterior Segment OCT Analysis. Nobuhiko Shiraki, Taku Wakabayashi, Hirokazu Sakaguchi, Kohji Nishida. Ophthalmology, April 2020, p511–515.

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Ophthalmology, April 2020, p511–515.

4. Book Chapter – Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice. Chapter 46-61 via LoyalBooks.com podcast. Finished! A most enjoyable book. I watched the online lecture below after finishing the book. Also plan to watch the Jane Austen and her times video below.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

I hope you enjoy these selections.

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